Felix Silla, who played Cousin Itt on "The Addams Family," died Friday after a battle with cancer, his representative Bonnie Vent confirmed to USA TODAY. He was 84. 

"It is with deep sadness that I share the news that Felix Silla has passed away," Vent said in an emailed statement. "He was a client and friend. He had so many stories, from starting out in the circus, to so many classic television shows either doing stunts or playing a character."

One of Silla's most iconic roles was playing Cousin Itt on the 1960s black- and- white sitcom where he donned a full body-length hair piece, bowler hat and sunglasses. No one ever saw Silla's face in the role, and when he spoke, it was in gibberish only the characters on "The Addams Family" could understand.

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